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us. international leaders are gathering in bavaria for the annual munich security conference. the german defense minister opened the conference by focusing on the current conflicts in syria and moly -- mali and emphasizing the importance of ongoing cooperation between europe and the united states. them in the united nations has been gridlocked over syria for months, and often, these occasions provide a more informal opportunity for an exchange of ideas. one of the most prominent speakers will be vice president joe biden of the u.s., and he stopped off in berlin on the way to the meeting. >> the u.s. vice-president peter were when visit to the german capital and his first to the german chancellery. he held an equally brief press conference after talks with chancellor merkel, giving high praise for trans-atlantic relations. the two reportedly discussed conflicts in syria and moly -- mali but made no public statements on the matter. his next stop is munich for an annual security conference, a meeting of high-ranking international policy makers, and mali and syria will be at the
." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> it used to be a sign of being cool. but america's smoking habits have been changing over the years. emily reports that teens are helping lead the way. >> no, i don't smoke cigarettes. i actually had an aunt. i'd always take her cigarettes and hide them from her. and like, it just -- i was just never a cigarette type. >> i don't smoke cigarettes because i think it's gross and you get lung cancer, and i don't want lung cancer. >> i don't smoke because there's no point to it. it's addictive. it doesn't help you. there's no point. >> the number of american teens who smoke has been going down for years. in fact, we're less likely to use tobacco than the teens in many other countries. surveys show that only about 12% of all 10th graders have smoked recently. but that's still too many. >> nicotine addiction, take one. >> that's why the government puts out messages like this one. >> [ coughs ] boy, that smoke is really obnoxious. do you think that guy knows how bad smoking is for him? >> these pool players know what they're ta
. u.s. labor department spokespersons say the unemployment rate for january edged up to 7.9%. it was 7.8% in the previous month. it stayed below 8% for five straight months. american employers added 157,000 jobs in the non-farm sector. analysts had expected 180,000. employment in the retail sector rose by 33,000. transportation in warehousing shed about 14,000 jobs. the latest u.s. labor report shows employers added more jobs in 2012 than previously estimated, but economists are also focusing on the weaknesses the january data exposed. here's the chief economist from the daiwa capital markets america. >> on the positive side, there were no upward revisions to pass job data on job growth. if you look at the data for 2012, we are now looking at 180,000 jobs per month rather than an average of 153,000 per month. that's a noeshl upward revision, and it shows that the labor market stronger than we thought it was previously. on the disappointing side, though, for the month of january, we did not have this same strong job growth. job growth came in at 157,000, which is a little bit lighter th
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